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Inevitably, when spring hits, the social obligations fill the calendar with charity events, weddings, bar mitzvahs, and graduations. In the next six weeks alone we have three galas, two weddings, and Ira’s graduation from residency—each with an evening-wear dress code. The idea of buying six dresses in six weeks is not only exorbitantly costly, but also feels environmentally irresponsible.

This topic has been one of the most talked about subjects of anything I have shared since I started my blog over 5 years ago.  I guess because we all want to find a path to our best selves, and this is a plan that really works.  F-Factor is not a diet, it is a healthy, sustainable lifestyle that allows us to achieve longterm results. Unlike many weight-loss/weight-maintenence eating methods, followers of F-Factor eat carbs, dine in restaurants, drink alcohol, and work out less from day 1!

What to wear to greet springtime? Floral dresses, of course. What would Miranda Priestly have to say about that?

A brand I love, Parker, recently approached me for a #MOMGOALS Q&A.  I thought, "ME?! Mom goals?!"  I could think of so many other mamas that have it way more together than I do.  But then I thought, "You know what? We are all just doing our best!"


I'm not hitting festival season, but I am fresh off a chic trip to the desert!  It was nice to leave behind snowy NYC for a week in sunny Arizona for a very special Passover trip spent with my family. 

When it comes to purses, I’m not just looking for a bag to carry, I need a bag to carry me throughout my day. As a mama-on-the-move in NYC, my purse is not just an accessory; it’s a necessity.

As you may be aware, I’ve been known to make more than my fair share of donut runs and my girls definitely inherited my sweet tooth! While I’m certainly not a total stickler for nutrition, we have been trying to limit our sweets intake to items that are not overly processed and made with real ingredients.

Passover is my favorite week of the year!  It is a protected time to unplug, get spiritual, relax, and most importantly to me, spend time with family.  It is hard to believe it is just a few short weeks away! We are traveling to Arizona again this year with my parents and my brother and his wife.  I cannot wait, but I am also pretty unprepared, as I tend to be last minute with organizing and packing.  It dawned on me that I needed to get moving, when my friend, Lauren, asked me for shopping recommendations for modest vacation picks.  She suggested I share what I was sending her on my blog. I took a poll, and you all agreed! 

Usually taking life one day at a time is a great approach for me, but recently it bit me in the butt when I realized I had two black tie weddings on the immediate horizon with nothing appropriate to wear. Jovani to the rescue!

When I was a kid, I always wanted to dress to match my mommy.  We had these matching Laura Ashley floral jumpsuits and I begged her to wear them everyday.  She couldn’t stand it! She probably gave hers away with the tags still intact.  One might think I would outgrow my affinity for the matchy-matchy after the age of 7, but such was not the case. 

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